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 Ride Schedule for May 2019
WED MAY 1 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU MAY 2 3/TM/60-80 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:00 am

Our ride is canceled this week in order to prepare for our Grizzly Peak Century (working, not riding). See you next week.

THU MAY 2 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:50pm for 6:00pm rollout from North Berkeley BART. We will ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading back down Shepherd Canyon.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

SAT MAY 4 5/LTMB/19 Individual Time Trial (repeats monthly)
Leader: William Schultz     (925) 876-4950
Meet at 9:40 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Wildcat & SPDR

First rider is off at 10:01 and a rider a minute after that. Rain cancels. The ITT is the only GPC ride where you have to be a member of the Club (insurance reasons), but you can join or renew right there at the start for $15/year. Pre-registration is appreciated.

SUN MAY 5 5!/LTMB/50-102 The Grizzly Peak Century - as if you didn't know
Meet at 6:30 am
Start Location: Moraga - Campolindo High School

And if you don't like driving to Moraga to start riding, there is a car-free registration at the first rest stop - Island picnic area in Tilden Park.

TUE MAY 7 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED MAY 8 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

WED MAY 8 Regular Club Meeting and Potluck Dinner (repeats monthly)
Meet at 6:30 pm

Join us for a delicious potluck dinner, a program presentation, and the club's monthly business meeting. This month's details are in your Wheel Truth newsletter.

THU MAY 9 3/TM/74 Duros West - Miller Creek to Tomales
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: San Rafael - Miller Creek Community Center

Note later start time to give us more time to deal with traffic on the Richmond Bridge.

We will ride to Tomales for lunch via Nicasio, the Cheese Factory, Wilson Hill, and Chileno Valley. Then down the coast to Pt. Reyes Station to complete the loop.

THU MAY 9 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:50pm for 6:00pm rollout from North Berkeley BART. We will ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading back down Shepherd Canyon.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

SAT MAY 11 4/TM/90 Warm Springs to Pleasanton via Mt. Hamilton
Leader: David Madson     (415) 722-5885
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 8:05 am
Start Location: Warm Springs BART
UPDATE:

CANCELED: The ride is canceled for personal reasons.

From Warm Springs BART, we'll ride to the top of Mt  Hamilton, and continue to Livermore and Pleasanton.  Refreshments are available from the vending machines at the top of Mt. Hamilton (mile 32), and at the Junction Cafe (mile 50), and in Livermore (1/2 mile out of the way at mile 80). This should not be your first long ride - the terrain is remote and rugged. Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29783280

Excessive heat will cancel.

SAT MAY 11 4/LT/23, 4/T/50, 4/TM/34, 4/TM/65, 4/M/77-87 Alex's Second Saturday All-Club Ride (repeats monthly)
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot

The first 7.5 miles all pace groups ride together at a social pace...you'll ride with club members you might not see for the rest of the month. After that, we split into five separate pace groups. The pace groups are named after musical tempi: Largo, Adagio, Andante, Allegretto, and Presto. Click on the tempo for the exact route. More information about this ride, excluding route details, is posted on-line at http://www.grizz.org/rides/assr.php. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, or for other questions, contact ASSR Coordinator John Buenfil. Leaders TBA.

TUE MAY 14 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED MAY 15 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU MAY 16 3/TM/60-80 Duros West
Meet at 9:00 am

The probability of rain remains stubbornly high for Thursday so this week's ride is canceled. See you next week!

THU MAY 16 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
UPDATE:

Due to 40% chance of rain this evening, the ride is cancelled. See you next week!

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:50pm for 6:00pm rollout from North Berkeley BART. We will ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading back down Shepherd Canyon.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

FRI MAY 17 1/TM/35 Bay Trail / E-ville / Point Richmond
Leader: Arleen Sakamoto  
Leader: Kenneth Karda   (510) 530-8389
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
Start Location: Berkeley - Aquatic Park Playground

We will ride to the Emeryville marina, then North on the Bay Trail for a clockwise loop to the Red Oak Victory Ship, Miller-Knox Park, Ferry Point Tunnel & lunch @ Little Louie's.  There will be option to bypass the tunnel. This is a no drop ride.

SAT MAY 18 3/T/28 3rd Saturday Ride
Leader: Jim O'Melia     (925) 262-3882
Leader: Jeffrey R. Kurtock     (510) 326-2953
Meet at 9:45 am for a 10:00 am start
GPC Route: Orinda to Bear Claw Cafe
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
UPDATE:

The 3rd Saturday Ride is CANCELLED because of RAIN.  Clean your chain, wash your bike, recharge your USB lights, since you now have a few 'extra' hours.  LOL.

Ride out to Pinole, along San Pablo Dam Road and Pinole Valley Road.  Our goal is to get some riders who may cringe at riding the hilly 'bears route'; but who would like to do about 30 miles to maybe get back into riding again. Planned destination is the Bear Claw Cafe, a quaint, old-timey family bakery in downtown Pinole, with a visual historical treat in the alcove next to the building. Faster riders are welcome, too...just save me a Bear Claw! Bring a friend. Optional lunch at Orinda Square (Petra's Greek Cafe, Europa Hof-Brau, Nation's burgers, Subway, Peet's and Starbucks). https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14580950. Check out Social Biker Group on Facebook. Join free.

SAT MAY 18 1!/L/26 Contra Costa & Ygnacio Canals Trail Ride
Leader: John Buenfil     (925) 408-2360
Leader: Karen Street     (510) 356-7081
Meet at 10:00 am for a 10:15 am start
Start Location: Pleasant Hill BART

Meet by the fountain. A leisurely ride on mostly paved trails through Pleasant Hill, Concord and Walnut Creek. There are a couple of steep little hills on this course but if you have to walk them we’ll wait for you.

SUN MAY 19 5!/LTMB/50 Workers' Century
Leader: Jessica Jensen     (510) 508-6389
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Tilden Park - Island Picnic Area
UPDATE:

Due to the storm, the Workers Century RIDE portion of this event has been cancelled BUT the party will take place from 12-3PM at Berkeley Sports Basement. 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94703 

Please join us there for lunch and celebrating with your fellow volunteers! 

You've done the work to make this century go.  Now you get to enjoy a supported ride, with rest stops and refueling opportunities, along the way. Meet at the Island Picnic Area to ride a shortened version of the North Loop. See https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29792039 for the exact route.

TUE MAY 21 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED MAY 22 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU MAY 23 3/TM/74 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: San Rafael - Miller Creek Community Center

This week we will ride through Nicasio and Olema on the way to pick up lunch in Inverness Park. We will carry our lunches from there to Pierce Ranch, where we may see herds of Tule elk at our lunch stop. Return through Pt. Reyes Station. The ride is about 74 miles.

http://ridewithgps.com/trips/39109

THU MAY 23 4/M/31 * Thursday 3 Bears (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Let's practice our drafting and climbing skills on this fun ride around the 3 Bears.  We'll head out along Wildcat past Inspiration Point to San Pablo Dam Rd.  The ride will continue with a clockwise loop around the 3 Bears and then back up Wildcat to return to Spruce and Grizzly.  If you need to contact the ride leader, please email.   20% chance of rain cancels, see below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

THU MAY 23 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:50pm for 6:00pm rollout from North Berkeley BART. We will ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading back down Shepherd Canyon.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

SAT MAY 25 1/LT/20 * Birding Alameda Creek-Coyote Hills Regional Park by bicycle.
Leader: Pat Greene     (415) 481-5469
Meet at 9:00 am
Start Location: Union City BART

Meet at 9 a.m. at the Union City BART station by the ticket machines ready to ride. (Leaders plan to be on train arriving at 8:53 a.m.) We'll cycle about 20 mostly flat miles from Union City BART, along Alameda Creek and into Coyote Hills Regional Park. (approximate route here https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18593834). Bring binoculars and water; also bring both snacks and lunch—there is no food available for purchase, and lunch may be late. Coyote Hills is good birding in most seasons, but we have not birded there by bike this late in the season. Bring locks in case we want to take short walks. Helmets are required. Restrooms are located at the BART station, at a staging area along the creek, and at the Coyote Hills Visitor Center, where we will eat lunch. This birding ride is co-listed with Golden Gate Audubon. Cathy Bleier will be co-leader.

SAT MAY 25 3!/TM/73 Taking the Scenic Route
Leader: Doug Smith     (510) 915-5437
Meet at 9:30 am for a 9:40 am start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART
UPDATE:

Route and Cue Sheet:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29743855

A fun scenic ride out to Martinez via Franklin Canyon, McEwan, Carquinez Scenic. Lunch in Martinez and Return via Pleasant Hill, Canal Route and Regional Bike Paths to Moraga, Pinehurst and beyond - Multiple ride meeting places enroute: N Berkeley Bart @ 9:30 Spruce/Grizz Resv @10:00. Alternate Bailout return routes include Pleasant Hill , Walnut Creek and Lafayette BART. RSVP/Contact Ride leader for more details and maps.  

SUN MAY 26 4!/M/110 * Geysers Clockwise - 4!/M/110
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Charles Fineman     (510) 367-3283
Meet at 7:45 am for a 8:00 am start
Start Location: Cotati - Gravenstein Hwy Park-&-Ride (Westside)
UPDATE:

RAIN DATE UPDATE: Given the higher than expected PoP and my concern about descending Geysers in the RAIN, I am contemplating a postponement until Monday. I will make the call mid-afternoon after seeing the updates from NWS.

UPDATE #2: Per NWS as of 4pm, the PoP has, in fact risen. It now stands at 50% for the area around Geysers at the time we will be climbing/descending. In the interest of safety, the ride is now POSTPONED until Monday (everything else is the same except for Arnim's race to the finish :-) )

Been wanting to get up to do Geysers before I leave the area... gonna to it clockwise this time in part because i've never done it in that direction (and in part because it let's us climb rather than descend the bad parts of the road).

Ride with gps: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30068825

Stops at the Safeway in Healdsburg, something in Cloverdale, and Jimtown.

Arnim wants to be back at his car by 5pm for his kid's birthday so we're gonna try to help him stay out of trouble!

Please RSVP but I'm not planning on bringing route sheets unless requested. Note that we may tweak the inbound and outbound routes a little to avoid traffic & turns so i would recommend not downloading the route until the night before.

Meet in the Park&Ride @745.... roll @8. Hope to see you there!

SUN MAY 26 4!/TM/50 Martinez McFarmer's McEwen
Leader: David Cone     (510) 684-3874
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
Start Location: Orinda BART NW corner of parking lot
UPDATE:

RIDE WILL BE SHORTENED due to PoP mid-day. DO NOT wait at Wildcat; we will meet at Orinda BART at 9:00, decide and ride. Options include the ASSR Andante loop, or Donald Dr/Happy Valley/Papa Bear.

Out to the Martinez Farmers' Market (via SPDR, Pig Farm) for a healthy snack. Carquinez Scenic to McEwen, Franklin Canyon, back over Pig Farm to the Bears and return. https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29505648. If coming over Wildcat, be at the intersection of SPDR by 9:20.

TUE MAY 28 5/M,B/24,32 The Tuesday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Mark Abrahams     (510) 524-1294
Leader: Matthew Mc Hugh  
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Friendly but hilly workout & skills ride. We have two pace groups — M and B — each usually with its own leader (Mark and/or Nick for M; Matt for B). Either group will give you a sustained hard workout and will help develop your skills in climbing, descending, drafting, pacelining, positioning, and sprinting. Please read ride details and route description at http://www.abriz.net/gpc/tues-ride.html. RAIN CANCELS.

WED MAY 29 2/L/35 to 5!/T/60 Deb's Diversions (repeats weekly)
Leader: Phil Morton     (510) 852-9663
Meet at 10:00 am

Miles and smiles, hills and thrills, lunches and lattes. Meet at 10:00 am (usually) for this ride. Rain cancels. For details join our email list and check the list archives if you missed the current information. You can also contact Mark Sapiro, (415) 388-8910, if you can't get the information from the list.

THU MAY 30 3/TM/67 Duros West
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Meet at 9:30 am
Start Location: Nicasio

Note 9:30 start time due to Nicasio start location. We'll ride to the Cheese Factory, Wilson Hill, Chileno Valley, and Valley Ford for lunch. Return via Middle Rd and Highway 1.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/3838253

THU MAY 30 4/M/31 * Thursday 3 Bears (repeats weekly)
Leader: Nick Umemoto     (925) 335-3224
Meet at 5:30 pm for a 5:35 pm start
Start Location: Berkeley - Spruce & Grizzly Peak Blvd - Plaza

Let's practice our drafting and climbing skills on this fun ride around the 3 Bears.  We'll head out along Wildcat past Inspiration Point to San Pablo Dam Rd.  The ride will continue with a clockwise loop around the 3 Bears and then back up Wildcat to return to Spruce and Grizzly.  If you need to contact the ride leader, please email.   20% chance of rain cancels, see below for the route.  

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30048629

THU MAY 30 4!/TM/23 Thursday Evening Ride (repeats weekly)
Leader: Dean Lobovits     (510) 701-6784
Leader: David Brown     (510) 654-7806
Leader: Joel Ager     (510) 418-6462
Leader: Rick Patterson     (510) 978-1786
Meet at 5:50 pm for a 6:00 pm start
Start Location: North Berkeley BART

A fast, friendly ride with regroups for strong TM riders. Meet at 5:50pm for 6:00pm rollout from North Berkeley BART. We will ride up Spruce and out Grizzly Peak and Skyline to the Chabot Space and Science Center before heading back down Shepherd Canyon.  Please bring lights for the return trip.

* Rides shown with an asterisk were added after publication of the Wheel Truth newsletter.

May 2019 Statistics
WeekdayWeekend
Rides Published in WT209
Rides Added after WT *22
Total Rides2211